Excuse Me… Do You Speak Blog?

If you are just getting into creating your blog or have been at it for a while but feel like you are stumbling around because of the lingo…

You want to find someone that speaks blog.

My first experience with blogging had me guessing. I had no idea how to install a header or footer. What is the difference between a page and a post. Did tags matter? What the heck was a category? How did you create a custom menu?

AWWWWWW it just seemed overwhelming and the question I had were never ending!

So of course I Googled Blog Help… not much there….

Then I was off to YouTube… this is were I got a lot of my questions answered that I couldn’t get from the “guru’s”.  Still stumbled around a bit but with persistence I think I have most of it figured out. Now I am sure that I am still missing some information but right now I am feeling good about what I do know.

So are you ready for some blog talk?

Let’s do some break down of the blogger lingo.

Q:  What is the difference between a page and a post on a blog?

A:  Page is used for static information.  Information that isn’t going to change. Examples are your “About You” page, “Contact Us” page, or even “Direction Page”.  Post is what you update daily. You add posts to your blog. Like this post right now that you are reading. These are your news updates as I call them.

Q: What Is a Category and Is It Important for Your Blog?

A:  Category allows your readers to search for topics. Great tool for creating your custom menu. Every post show have a category that it falls under. This will help you stay on topic with your blog and make it easier for your readers to find what they are looking for.

Q: Should I Use Tags on My Blog?

A: Tags are another way to keyword your blog. Great for search engine optimization or SEO as it is called. Give you one more way to add keywords to your blog.

Q: What is a Keyword?

A. Keyword or Keyword Phrase is knowing what people are searching for when they get on the internet. When they Google information they are writing a word or phrase, that work or phrase is what we call “keyword or keyword phrase”. To see this in action go to Google.com and search Keyword Tool. Every blogger should be using this.

Q: How do you install a Header?

A: I know that my strength is not in graphic design so I pay someone from Fivver.com to create my header and usually get them to install it for me also. LOL. Even I outsource!

Q: How do you create a custom menu for your blog?

A: Trying to explain it would be difficult so I created this video for you instead.

This module is from my Blogging Ingredients Course, where I take you step by step through the set up and socializing of your blog. We discover your best keywords and get you started on the right path to blogging.

So how was that for some quick blog lingo? If you got value out of today’s post please share on Facebook and Twitter using the share buttons below. If there are any other words or lingo that you would like to know more about ask your questions in the comment area below.

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    4 replies to "Excuse me… Do You Speak Blog?"

    • Tamala

      What a comprehensive breakdown you’ve provided here!!! I love blogging and this is a great reference for anyone looking to get started. Awesome info.

      • Katrina

        Thank you Tamala! Just keeping it simple!

    • Rachel Flower

      Great info. Thank you for being so clear and concise here. I love it!

      • Katrina

        Thank you Rachel for stopping by and commenting! Hope you have a great day!

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